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Review of The Kitchen Door

The Kitchen Door
Ranked #17 of 286 Restaurants in Napa
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Description: This is in the Ox Bow Market in Napa.
Asheville, NC
Level 6 Contributor
572 reviews
450 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 238 helpful votes
Reviewed May 6, 2013

While in Napa we had several people tell us how goof The Kitchen Door was so we felt like we had to give it a try. When we lived in Napa, the Ox Bow Market was not there, so this was our first visit. The Market itself is pretty cool, witrh lots of neat stalls. The Kitchen Door was outstanding. We each had a salad and we shared the armenian lamb pizza. Everything was delicious.

  • Visited April 2013
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  • Chinese (Traditional) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Napa, California
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Rude slow service”
Reviewed May 4, 2013 via mobile

Food is also underwhelming. I don't understand the high ratings for this dive.

With all the alternatives nearby in the Oxbow Market it's a wonder that the Kitchen Door isn't closed.

For the prices they charge I would expect better.

  • Visited June 2012
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Thank Tom B
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Level 6 Contributor
358 reviews
245 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
“Good Short Ribs”
Reviewed April 26, 2013

My husband and I shared an order of Korean Style Short Ribs with a soya glaze and mushroom, vegetable & bacon fried rice. It was enough for a light lunch but the short ribs were sliced paper thin and may not be enough for someone with a hearty appetite since there were only three of them. The rice was delicious!

Visited April 2013
Thank Curly
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Level 6 Contributor
199 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Good and bad”
Reviewed April 25, 2013

After reading reviews on this restaurant, I was quite disappointed. First, they did not offer gluten-free products. I ended up having the Mixed vegetables grilled with noodles which was VERY GOOD. I asked for Diet Coke and got some fancy diet soda which cost twice as much and didn't taste as good, but my fault for not sending it back. The real deal breaker was my hubby's hamburger, which was supposed to be medium rare, states that on the menu, but shows up rare. I like my meat on the rare side but it looked like raw hamburger lightly seared. The manager came by to ask how we liked everything. Hubby asked if he thought the burger was medium rare and the guy said yes! Truly irritated hubby.

The flatbread is extremely good. Too bad they didn't have a gluten-free version.

Visited April 2013
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Chicago, Illinois
Level 3 Contributor
17 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed April 24, 2013

Food and service were outstanding!! We arrived very late and were still able to get in a full meal!! Our waitress was super sweet making sure we got all the food we needed before the kitchen closed. I hope they keep that homemade graham cracker s'more on the menu - soooo good!

Visited April 2013
Thank kufever
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